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T-Mobile to offer deals to owners of older Sprint 5G phones as it merges networks

We learned this week that T-Mobile has begun merging Sprint’s network with its own, with 2.5GHz 5G going live in Philadelphia and launching soon in New York City soon. As T-Mobile refarms Sprint’s 2.5GHz 5G to use for its own network, customers with Sprint’s older 5G phones from 2019 will lose 5G access, but T-Mobile is planning offers to help those people move to a new 5G phone. Sprint customers affected by this change will have … [read full article]

T-Mobile continues to maintain network and expand capacity despite coronavirus

T-Mobile and Sprint closed their merger a couple of weeks ago, but with the coronavirus pandemic, some folks might be worried that T-Mo’s network improvements may be delayed. T-Mobile says that that’s not the case. T-Mobile today said that its network build continues to be “on track” despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak thanks to its “heroic teams that are working so hard to keep pushing forward.” In its statement to FierceWireless, T-Mo added that it’s working … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger approved by California Public Utilities Commission

  For a long time, one of the final hurdles that T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger had before it could close was approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, the last of 19 PUCs to weigh in on the deal. Of course, we all know that T-Mo and Sprint went ahead and closed their merger without the CPUC earlier this month, but now that approval has finally come. The CPUC today officially approved the merger of T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile to negotiate with Sprint affiliate Shentel over its wireless business

Following the closing of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger earlier this month, it’s been revealed that T-Mo may end up acquiring a regional Sprint affiliate as well. Shenandoah Telecommunications, aka Shentel, has revealed that it’s in negotiations with T-Mobile to continue on as an affiliate of T-Mo post-merger. Shentel has been operating as an affiliate of Sprint since 1995 and has more than 1 million wireless customers in states like Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile eyeing summer for post-merger marketing effort

T-Mobile and Sprint officially closed their merger one week ago, but it may still be a few months before we really see a push of The New T-Mobile. Speaking to CNBC‘s David Faber last week, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert hinted that he’s planning to begin unifying T-Mo and Sprint in the summer. There’s no exact date set in stone quite yet, and T-Mobile won’t be making any big changes during the coronavirus pandemic, but right now … [read full article]

California PUC says T-Mobile and Sprint can’t merge until it makes a final decision on the deal

Yesterday T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they had completed their merger, but the deal still hasn’t gotten official approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, the final hurdle it needs to clear before it can officially merge. Now the CPUC has something to say about that. The CPUC has issued an order saying that T-Mobile and Sprint cannot begin the merger of their California operations until it makes its final decision on the application. The CPUC … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares merger FAQ, says it’s not making changes to Sprint customers’ plans

Today T-Mobile and Sprint officially completed their merger, nearly two years after the deal was first announced. As you might expect when combining two of the biggest carriers in the US, customers have lots of questions about what will happen now, and so T-Mo has posted a FAQ to try and answer them. One of the major reasons that T-Mobile is merging with Sprint is to combine the two networks into one better network. And while … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is officially complete

Nearly two years after T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their merger, the deal is complete. T-Mobile says that it has officially completed its merger with Sprint to for the New T-Mobile. Also confirmed today is that with the close of the merger, T-Mo has completed its CEO transition. That means that effective immediately, Mike Sievert is taking over the CEO role of T-Mobile from John Legere. Legere will stay on as a member of T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to operate on 2.5GHz band in Philadelphia

A new filing submitted by T-Mobile to the FCC this week has revealed the carrier’s desire to use 2.5GHz spectrum in Philadelphia. In an application filed with the FCC, T-Mobile says it’d like special temporary authority (STA) to operate on the 2570-2630MHz band in Philadelphia that’s currently licensed or leased to Sprint or one of Sprint’s affiliates. Sprint has already consented to T-Mo’s use of the spectrum. T-Mobile explains that this STA will allow it to test … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms it’s financially prepared to close Sprint merger

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger continues to be in a bit of a limbo as it waits for approval from a couple more entities before it can officially close, but today T-Mo issued a statement to reaffirm that it’s ready to merge whenever those approvals come. T-Mobile said today that it’s financially prepared to close its merger with Sprint. This is based on its previously secured commitments for bridge financing and senior credit facility financing, subject to the … [read full article]